Dogs finish stellar season with grand final win

Avoca has taken out the Maryborough District Cricket Associationʼs 2018-19 A reserve one-day grand final. Back row: Josh Morganti, Ben Morganti, Nathan Coghlan, Nathan Holland, Jason Hunt, Matt Drummond, Luke Polson. Front row: Josh Thompson, Gavan Hicks (co-captain), Lachlan Morganti (co-captain) and Anthony Brown.

Avoca’s reign over the Maryborough District Cricket Association’s A reserve competition has continued with a 59- run premiership win over Beaufort.

The Bulldogs, who appeared in both grand finals last season, have added the 2018-19 one-day cup to their trophy cabinet after an all too easy win on Saturday.

Avoca Cricket Club secretary Bill Drummond said the club is happy with the win and the performance of its cricketers on the day.

“Matt Drummond was awarded the best on, he took 3/11 off eight overs and they were key wickets (for Avoca),” Drummond said.

“We just had our oval done and even though the grass was mowed on Friday, we had a very lush outfield. That’s part of the reason the scores look so low.

“Although the result looked like Avoca won pretty easily, it was not exactly the case. We were 3/27 off quite a few overs, but they bowled well and we took quite a few runs off the last 10 or so overs so I think that was the difference.

“We’re looking forward to the two- day competition now.”

On Saturday, Avoca elected to bat first after winning the toss and Ben Morganti and Matt Drummond were the first to take to the Avoca Public Park pitch.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, December 4

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